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Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Yes: Survival as a measure by itself and event-free, meaningful survival as a whole have improved through research and evidence-based practice of cardiology. Over the past 10 years or so, our better understanding of the disease, better medication regimen, and device therapy have made patient's survival longer and their quality of life better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Patients with CHF have no energy level i.e. May not be able to do grocery since walking in the store will bring about shortness of breath. Sexual function is certainly deteriorated and general mood to. Families have to stick together and support the patient who may need oxygen supply and will certainly need no salt diet and control of fluid intake along with taking meds appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In theory "mild chf" as a syndrome is virtually always reversible. The more important question is what is the trigger for the heart failure, i.e. Is it high bp, is it muscle injury from an old heart attack, is it poor kidney function etc. The exact cause of the heart failure is the most important bit of information to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: However, the diagnosis of CHF provides for a shorter life span and increased mortality as you are alluding. The degree of severity of chf, adequacy of management, and patient's adherence to therapy are the factors that modify prognosis. Very severe forms provide for limited longevity of 6 to 12 months, whereas, very mild forms may not be associated with significant mortality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes ...Read more
Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more
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